Insulet Corporation

  • Director, External Software Development

    Job Locations US-MA-Acton | US-MA-Billerica
    Posted Date 3 months ago(9/12/2018 9:40 AM)
    Research & Development
  • Position Summary

    Insulet is a leading developer and manufacturer of wearable, connected medical devices.  Insulet’s R&D team develops life-changing products in a matrixed environment and is seeking a leader for its external software development efforts. 


    In this role the Director, External Software Development is responsible for selecting and managing external software development teams that integrate with Insulet’s cross-functional product development teams.


    • Evaluate, select, manage, and periodically benchmark Insulet’s external software development partners
    • Provide technical direction to the external software development team to ensure that software delivered to Insulet is consistent with Insulet’s high expectations for software quality, compliant with Insulet’s quality system expectations, on time, and in budget
    • Works with cross-functional peers and external software development firms to design team structures and approaches that best achieve the objectives of each program
    • Facilitates communication between external software development teams and Insulet’s cross-functional product development teams
    • Visit external software development locations to conduct on-site reviews and train key personnel on policies, practices, and procedures that are critical to successfully developing software in compliance with Insulet’s expectations
    • Perform other duties as required.

    Education and Experience

    Minimum Requirements:

    • Bachelor's degree in computer science, engineering, or related discipline 
    • Minimum of 3 years of medical device product development experience
    • Minimum of 10 years software development leadership experience
    • Experience selecting and managing external software development teams


    • Outstanding communicator
    • Passionate product developer
    • Comfortable influencing peers, superiors, and third parties as a leader of a function within a cross-functional team
    • Strong commitment to the spirit and practices of agile development

     Physical Requirements:

    • Travel overnight(s) as necessary both domestically and internationally to support project goals (up to 25%)



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